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Delayed Perfect Monitoring in Repeated Games

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  • Markus Kinateder

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    (Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Navarra)

Delayed perfect monitoring in an infinitely repeated discounted game is studied. A player perfectly observes any other players action choice with a fixed, but finite delay. The observational delays between different pairs of players are heterogeneous and asymmetric. The Folk Theorem extends to this setup, although for a range of discount factors strictly below 1, the set of belief-free equilibria is reduced under certain conditions. This model applies to any situation in which there is a heterogeneous delay between information generation and the players reaction to it.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Business Administration, University of Navarra in its series Faculty Working Papers with number 18/09.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 17 Dec 2009
Handle: RePEc:una:unccee:wp1809
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